Sunday, March 20, 2022

World Oral Health Day

 Cleene CLIO makes Clean Teeth possible for Families this World Oral Health Day 2022

Manila, Philippines - On World Oral Health Day, Cleene CLIO invites everyone to celebrate by practicing proper oral healthcare with their families.

A product of proudly Filipino company PHILUSA Corporation, Cleene CLIO has been an ardent supporter of this global oral health initiative, especially with oral care given less priority during the pandemic when accessibility to dentists and visits to oral health facilities were challenging at the height of the lockdowns.

To emphasize the importance of good oral health practices at home, Cleene CLIO has partnered with Manila Water Foundation and Philippine Dental Association to provide oral health kits to various barangays and schools as part of this year’s World Oral Health Day activities. Over 2,000 health kits containing Cleene CLIO toothbrushes and Dental Floss Premium from Cleene CLIO and PHILUSA were distributed to 12 barangays and to the chosen hygiene facility in Dinalaonan Elementary School in Pangasinan.

And as a special treat for World Oral Health Day, selected Cleene CLIO products will be sold at 20% off exclusively in Mercury Drug stores nationwide until April 15, 2022.

Cleene CLIO continues to be the partner of every Filipino family in promoting good oral hygiene by offering a wide range of affordable and quality toothbrushes.

Cleene CLIO toothbrushes are made with MicroFine Soft Bristles that help penetrate and clean hard to reach areas for better interdental cleaning and a gentle brushing experience. The tapered bristles penetrate between teeth and gums for thorough cleaning, while the rounded shape of the bristles remove plaque and prevent teeth and gum damage.

There is a Cleene CLIO toothbrush for every member of the family that is affordable and has world-class quality. For those wanting extra care and protection for your teeth, Cleene CLIO offers its Refreshing Green Tea and Ultimax Charcoal under their Special care line. While for those needing specialized care, Cleene CLIO has its Kiddie and Junior as well as 40+ for sensitive gum and teeth. It also has its economy toothbrushes for general oral health care for any age.

Cleene CLIO is available at Mercury Drug, leading supermarkets, drugstores and other retail stores nationwide as well as on all leading ecommerce websites: Shopee, Lazada, and the PHILUSA Online Store.


About Philusa Corporation

Established in 1957, Philusa Corporation remains as one of the country’s leading marketers of high quality and competitively priced personal care, household care, baby care and selected pharmaceutical products, making it the source of pride for its customers, business partners, employees and shareholders.

Now with 10 branches in key cities nationwide, Philusa Corporation is a market leader or major player in different categories like cotton (Cleene), cotton buds (Babyflo Gentle Buds), wound care management (MEDIPLAST), bathroom deodorizer and air care (ALBATROSS), home care and muriatic acid (Gleam and Apollo), home remedies (RHEA Alcohol, RHEA Aceite de Manzanilla and RHEA Hydrogen Peroxide), and uni-branded generic medicines (RHEA Generics).

Philusa Corporation continues its operations, guided by the core values it lives by — championing sustainability; placing its customers’ needs first; achieving the best possible results through innovation, continuous quality improvement, and teamwork; taking proactive steps in delivering its commitments on time; acting with integrity by doing what is right; and having genuine concern for its customers, employees, and the company itself though taking initiatives in helping one another.

So, as a parent it's important that we teach our children the importance of having an oral hygiene at an early age. 

During this pandemic, when things get limited. Going to the dentist can be a hassle and unsafe at times. So brushing teeth everyday is the key to a healthy oral hygiene. 

By using Cleene Clio toothbrush, made with Microfine Soft Bristles it can help thoroughly and deeply cleans our teeth and gums.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Stevia, a natural alternative for the rising number of diabetics in PH

Diabetes is noted as the 4th leading cause of death in the Philippines, with an annual increase of 7.8% among Filipinos based on the 2020 data from the Philippine Statistics Authority.  

If recent trends on diabetes continue, more and more Filipinos will be afflicted with Diabetes in the coming years.  With a significant number of consumers now shifting to healthier alternatives to cut on sugar, sweeteners from Stevia plant is becoming a popular sugar substitute in the market today. 

Stevia has been touted as a safe and healthy natural alternative sweetener with proven health benefits including diabetes prevention, decreased calorie intake, lower blood sugar levels, among others. Stevia is a natural alternative that can significantly cut sugar in one’s diet.

While it has zero calories, stevia is 200 times sweeter than refined sugar and does not affect blood sugar. It is a popular option for people looking to lose weight and who wants to reduce their sugar intake. Stevia can be used as food enhancers to sweeten beverages, for baking, and for cooking. 

Stevia is an herb that has been grown in tropical climates for centuries. It is a natural sweetener taken from the leaves of a bushy shrub. Currently, it is produced by lots of countries, with China as the number one exporter. Today, stevia is grown and used as food ingredient in many countries around the world. The Philippines is also catching up on the use of this natural sweetener in various food preparations.

In the Philippines, Sweet and Fit Stevia is the first stevia herbal dietary supplement produced in the country that was registered by the Food and Drug Administration.  Produced by Glorious Industrial and Development Corporation (GIDC), Sweet and Fit Stevia has no cholesterol, no calories, no carbohydrates, and zero glycemic index. Sweet and Fit Stevia is grown and harvested locally in the Philippines. 

Stevia was originally utilized for its medicinal purposes such as a treatment for burns and stomach pains, among others. The stevia leaves were also chewed on as a sweet treat. 

One of the most important characteristics of stevia is that it is not readily destroyed or deactivated by heat. This makes it suitable for cooking and a viable alternative to sugar in many applications. Stevia is the best organic-based, all-natural sweetener with properties that could be used to substitute to sugar.

Sugar is used frequently in many of the foods we eat, but it has gotten a bad reputation because of its association with causing diseases such as obesity and diabetes. That is why sugar alternatives, both organic and artificial, have gained popularity with the public’s growing interest in health and fitness.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is recommended that sugar added to food and beverages should be limited to no more than 10% of the total calories. For the average adult, this is equivalent to around 200 calories or 12 teaspoons of table sugar. 

However, the average daily consumption is around 42 teaspoons. For context, regular soft drinks contain approximately 6 to 8 teaspoons of sugar per glass. Once you get a refill, you are close to already consuming the recommended daily amount. Sweet and Fit Stevia has zero calories which means that it helps prevent weight-gain. 

For fitness buffs, Stevia has been used as a sugar substitute in workout drinks. In one of the many versatile applications of stevia, workout drinks help provide a boost of energy to increase athletic performance. Workout drinks also help increase endurance, letting your workout for longer. A healthy lifestyle consists of not just a balanced diet, but also regular exercise. Using stevia in workout drinks helps promote both.

What’s even better is that you can add Stevia to make healthy desserts which are diabetic and keto friendly. This is great for people who have a sweet tooth but can’t indulge because of health restrictions.

For more information on Sweet and Fit Stevia and its health benefits visit,

Saturday, July 10, 2021

So Clean So Good So Safe at Sogo Hotel


In an effort to rebuild public’s trust and attract hotel guests who are worried about hygiene, social distancing, and safety at the top of their concerns, Hotel Sogo pioneered anti-covid technologies based on research, and benchmarking from best practices around the world.

The worldwide pandemic the country is continuously experiencing resulted in millions of lives lost and massive unemployment. The crisis has likewise destroyed the public’s trust whenever their health safety is at stake.

As quarantine policies restricting movements of the population were lifted, majority of the people as well as businesses started to go back to a sense of normalcy, the people’s continuing distrust, affects various businesses, including the hospitality industry.

To regain the public’s trust, at the top of Hotel Sogo’s priority is to reduce touch points and intensify no-contact fixtures. Based on a pre-pandemic research carried out by Hotel Sogo, data shows that guests had a minimum of 59 Touch Points (TPs) during a typical hotel stay. Due to new protocols that include contact-less fixtures, TPs have been reduced by 40.7% with the goal to achieve a reduction of 66.1% with more advanced technology centered on cellphone use.

At the onset of the pandemic on March 202, Sogo was the first hotel to use UVC (254nm) to fight Covid-19. Taking the cue from hospitals abroad, remote-controlled carts have been deployed for room disinfection. Compartments for utensils, key cards and cash were also fitted with UVC LEDs but kept away from personnel since 254 nm UVCs, while great for killing viruses may harm the skin and eyes.

Hotel Sogo also expanded UVC disinfection for its room air conditioning units. All room ACs are fitted with specially manufactured UVC LEDs. Through germicidal irradiation, the UVC light attacks the DNA/DNR of micro-organisms, killing bacteria and viruses, and preventing their spread. As it is turned on with the aircon, room air is always sterilized each time it passes through the unit, ensuring the best possible room air quality for our guests.

FAR UVC disinfection was also extended at elevator lobbies. After extensive research, Sogo has acquired and tested the FAR UVC 222 nm lamps that effectively kill viruses while being harmless to humans. Just recently (2020 Q4) produced commercially, it is quite expensive and is sold by only a few manufacturers abroad. Sogo is the first hotel to install these revolutionary excimer lamps in all its elevator lobbies.

In its lobbies and hallways, ventilation ACR Air Change Rate is doubled. The ACR or the number of times the air is replaced for all general spaces is set at ≥ 4 per hour by ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers). Sogo is doubling its current ACRs for intensified inflow of covid-free fresh air to accelerate indoor air replacement.

Automatic thermal scan controlled entry doors were installed in most branches. Guests on their own, get scanned before entry and if within the safe temperature limit, main doors will open automatically without need of any contact. 

Each branch has an Anti-Covid Team that regularly swabs high touch point surfaces that pass through ATP Fluorescence Detectors to verify microbial presence and effectivity of the new protocols. Anti-microbial coatings were applied on furnishings, fixtures & touch points. Widely used in hospitals and mass transports in China, Hong Kong and Japan, these Polymer coatings are formed after spraying millions of nano-capsules with contact killing and anti-adhesion features that lasts for weeks. It effectively kills bacteria and viruses, including H1N1 and Covid. Sogo applies this over all furnishings and touch points.

lasts for weeks. It effectively kills bacteria and viruses, including H1N1 and Covid. Sogo applies this over all furnishings and touch points.

To further sanitize indoor air, Sogo installed air-purifying equipment having several levels of filters: Pre-filter, Activated Carbon, HEPA (H11), with built-in Cold Catalysts, Ion Generators and UVC lights that eliminate allergens and pollutants such as dust, pollen, odor, bacteria, viruses, and even reduces carbon dioxide levels.

Covid sniffer dogs are being utilized for regular covid screening of employees. Patterned after Dubai and Helsinki Airports where sniffer dogs screen passengers and report a > 94% accuracy rate with dogs detecting the virus days before symptoms even start. Sogo has tied up with a leading K9 company, to have specially-trained Covid sniffer dogs regularly screen its personnel for Covid.

To date, Hotel Sogo continues to invest and rely heavily on research proven technologies that alters the spread of Covid19 to assure the safety of its guests. The hotel also continues to accept frontliners and essential workers across all Hotel Sogo branches, and can also accommodate those who prefer a long-term stay for work purposes. 

Hotel Sogo is also ramping up its effort in helping the country’s indigent communities through Sogo Cares, the hotel’s Corporate Social Responsibility program. Continuously, Sogo provides basic necessities, such as food and water to indigent communities. Recently, it donated food packs with linens and towels to some fire victims in Manila; essential needs such as bottled waters, linens, pillows, surgical masks, pillow cases, and mattresses to the Philippine General Hospital with the help of AFP and donated in different community pantries in Bulacan and Quezon City.

For more information about Hotel Sogo, check out


Saturday, May 1, 2021

Stevia coffee

Coffee That's Really Good For You: Glorious, Isn't It?

For decades, coffee had received a bad reputation. Besides allegedly triggering high blood pressure, insomnia, and hyperacidity, the Filipino habit of adding lots of sugar and cream to one’s cup has been said to aggravate diabetes.

While there’s no denying the Pinoy coffee fan his morning cup, there is concern over the amount of sugar present in commercial 3-in-1 coffee mixes. The leading brand has 14.6 grams of sugar in one 20-gram sachet alone. Imagine how much sugar you’re taking in if you drink an average of three cups of coffee a day.

What About Sugar-Free Coffee?

For health-conscious individuals, especially diabetics, turning to sugar-free coffee mixes seems to be the only option. This meant enduring tasteless cups of coffee just to satisfy their caffeine fix —until Stevia came along.

Stevia is the low calorie, zero sugar sweetener that tastes so much better than artificial sweeteners. 

Stevia is an herb with a sweet-tasting extract that comes from the leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant. It has been enjoyed since pre-Columbian South America where indigenous people used the herb to sweeten their tea and other drinks. 

The plant's taste stems from steviol glycosides, molecules which are 250–300 times sweeter than regular sugar.  

It became popular among health-conscious individuals because stevia has a very low caloric content. This makes it perfect for dieters and people who are trying to lose weight. 

Moreover, Stevia makes coffee and tea taste so much better without adding any calories. 

Aside from beverages, Stevia is also used as an alternative sweetener when cooking or baking.

The Health Advantages of Stevia

Stevia is a safe, healthy sugar substitute that can sweeten up food without the negative health effects of refined sugar. It’s also associated with several impressive benefits such as reduced calorie intake, managed blood sugar levels, and minimized risk of cavities.

Additionally, while other sugar substitutes like Aspartame have been linked with cancer, there's no evidence linking stevia to cancer since it is a natural ingredient.

This means you can add stevia to dishes and drinks without fear that you’re taking too much sugar, or that you’ll get sick a few years down the road.

For coffee lovers, it’s also good to note that locally-made Glorious Blend coffees and instant beverages have Stevia as its natural sweetener. The blend of natural and healthful ingredients make the drink not only refreshing and safe, but also good for one’s overall health.

The Glorious Blend boasts a full line of healthy drinks, including a 7-in-1 healthy coffee mix. This special blend is made with proven medicinal ingredients like Malunggay, Mangosteen, Calcium, Gotu Kola, and sweetened with Sweet & Fit Stevia. What’s even better is that the Glorious Blend 7in1 Coffee is non-acidic and promotes regular bowel movement. 

The Glorious line-up also includes the 3-in-1 coffee mix with Stevia; 7-in-1 choco mix; 4-in-1 coffee with Malunggay; 5-in-1 coffee mix with Brown Rice; and the MaxiTrim coffee. 

All Glorious Blend beverages use Stevia which has no calories, no carbohydrates, and zero glycemic index. All of their instant drinks will keep you alert and energized throughout the day. 

Also, Glorious Blend products are locally sourced and manufactured. Their company supports local farmers, stevia growers, and other agricultural communities.

So if you’ve been cutting back on drinking coffee because of health problems like diabetes or hyper acidity, Glorious Blend coffee mixes are here to help. You can enjoy all the aroma and flavor of freshly made coffee all day —without the guilt!

Now, you can drink coffee for better health! Glorious, isn’t it?

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Im fallen for you!💁

I think one of the most common problem of a woman specially us mothers is falling hair.

Honestly, this has been my dilemma for a long time, from my college days upto now. Worsten after giving birth.
But normally, we shed around 50-100 hair strands every day.
But if you are losing a lot of hair, it might be due to your lifestyle and some external factors that can cause falling hair.

This is maybe due to:
1. Hair products (sprays, mousse, gels)
2. Diet (nutrient deficiencies)
3. Stress
4. Pollution
5. Sun exposure
6. Smoking
7. Infections
8. Pregnancy
9. Hereditary factors

But worry not! There are ways and solutions that can reduce hair fall gradually.

✔️1st. We must choose products that are         natural (plant derived). It should be approved by the FDA
✔️2nd. Use the right temperature when washing your hair.
✔️3rd. Let your hair breathe and trim it regularly.
✔️4th. Massage your scalp. ( Use shampoo for your scalp only and conditioner on hair shaft)
✔️5th. Avoid stress and eat healthy.

❗And it is very important that we use gentle hair care products that will take good care not just our hair but also our scalp.
Thats why Im thankful that I discover the  Moringa-O2, a combination of  nature’s powerful antioxidants:
MORINGA (malunggay) + Olive oil + Omega oil (from sunflower).
These natural actives are infused in every Moringa-O2 hair and skin product to provide maximum nourishment helping us achieve the best health possible. Because it's made from natural ingredients like:
🔸Moringa - high zinc and vitamin A, B, and E
🔸Olive Oil - vitamins A, D, E, and K
🔸Omega Oil - vitamin E, A, C, and D, as well           as omega fatty acids
🔸Argan Oil - vitamin E, fatty acids, squalene, and polyphenols

After continious usage of the Moringa O-2 products I feel and see the benefits to my hair and scalp. My hair fall reduces and my hair becomes shiny and glowing.

💚So if you want to achieve a healthy hair like mine follow this 4-step regimen to restore your hair health to its natural beauty.


TherapyOil. Massage on to the scalp to promote hair growth.

      ·Moringa-O2 Therapy Oil P115 (30ml);
                                                  P180 (55ml)

Step 2 & 3:

Shampoo and conditioner. For gentle cleansing and hair strengthening.
      ·Moringa-O2 Anti-Hairfall Shampoo
        P200 (200ml); P325 (350ml)
       ·Moringa-O2 Anti-Hairfall Conditioner
        P200 (200ml); P325 (350ml)

Step 4: 

Hair Serum. For all-day ultimate hair moisturization.

      ·Moringa-O2 Hair Serum P220 (55ml)

🛒You can buy Moringa-O2 products in Shopee or Lazada. They’re also available in all leading supermarkets and drugstores nationwide.


Approved app for kids.s

Have you seen any children who wouldn't be able to use a smartphone or tablet?

Well, I haven't seen one either. 😬

For me, I don’t advise letting our children spend a lot of time playing apps on tablets or phones, specially my daughter is only two years old, but we can definitely see the value of supervised play with some of the fantastic educational apps like Kidloland

It's an educational app for kids, where they can

✔️ learn

✔️play and 

✔️interact with full of animations and mini-games.

My daughter loves this app. I can see that she enjoyed it so much not to mention it has no advertisements!👍 

This is a mom approved app for kids. You can try and download it for free. But you can also have the full version at a cost.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Getting it all together!

I'm fond of reading Archie comics, and I always read it at the CR.. yes!you read it right, when I do the number 2(🚽) other people I know are listening to music but me I like to read comics, it comforts me!hehe.. So one day, upon reading and also you know!😊 One story stroke me, it's when Archie was having a bad day, but Reggie on the other hand envied him!(it's not his character if you knew him). He said and I quote "Man, I envy the way you got it all together!". He explained that even things are not going on his favor, there are people who cares for him. This made me realize on what was happening on us today. During this pandemic, things are not in our favor,it  causes us fear, anxiety and depression. But we forgot our Lord. He said that cast all our anxiety's/worries to him because He cares for us. He truly GOT IT ALL TOGETHER! In His time, this will end. We just have to TRUST and HONOR Him!

I always pray for this virus to stop the spread, for people just to stay at home. I am a frontliner, not on a medical field but an essential worker because I work on a bank, as much as I wanted to stay at home, I have  responsibility to serve our clients but I am grateful to our management because they let us only work on a skeletal basis. We only work 2 weeks a month and they ensure our safety too.

Be healthy and tidy at all times is the key to prevent the corona virus. So we must take vitamins, have enough sleep, exercise, sanitize and stay at home. 

I hope this will end soon. 

PUSH (pray-until-something-happen)

God bless us all!!

World Oral Health Day

 Cleene CLIO makes Clean Teeth possible for Families this World Oral Health Day 2022 Manila, Philippines - On World Oral Health Day, Cleene ...